NASA - A HUMAN ADVENTURE

Dates: 19 November 2016 to 19 March 2017

Reach for the stars at the largest space flight exhibition ever to be held in Singapore, opening 19 November 2016 at ArtScience Museum!


Ignite your curiosity about space travels and be inspired by the triumphant milestones in human space exploration at NASA - A Human Adventure. At this upcoming blockbuster exhibition, you'll be introduced to the people who dared to dream, and the technology and engineering feats that have captured the imaginations of many, while inspiring dreams of future space exploration.  

Through five exhibition galleries displaying over 200 historically significant artefacts, including items which have flown to space and back, discover the inspiring story of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) huge achievements in space flights and exploration, from the time the first space rocket launched to the latest accomplishments in manned space flights.

Explore NASA's legendary space crafts and learn the stories of the people who flew them. Relive the triumphant missions that succeeded, and reflect on those that ended in tragedy.

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NASA Space Shuttle
 
Explore the Exhibition

Gantry Entrance

NASA Gantry Entrance
Enter the exhibition through a simulated gantry entrance. The gantry is a bridge that allows the safe transport of astronauts and fuel between the space craft and main tower.

Dreamers

NASA Dreamers
Meet the people who dreamed of space exploration and devoted their lives to making that dream a reality. Scientists fascinated by space, writers who imagined space travels, and artists with visions of how other worlds might appear.

Go Fever

NASA Go Fever
Go inside the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union, which yielded major achievements in space technology and pushed the boundaries of human achievements. 

Pioneers

NASA Pioneers
Get up close to the actual rocket models created by NASA scientists. Many of the objects in this gallery, from rocket thrusters to nose cones, have been used in space, or helped rockets to get there. Marvel at a 12-metre long model of the Saturn V Apollo Rocket, one of the largest ever made to take man to the moon. 

Endurance

NASA Endurance
Learn the endurance needed from astronauts and the challenges of their daily lives, from what they wear and eat to the tools and systems they use in space. Explore the demands of EVA (Extra-Vehicular Activity) – spacewalks, lunar landing and the special Rover used as astronauts made their first explorations of the Moon. 

Innovation

NASA Innovation
Be introduced to the innovative ideas and technologies that allowed the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope to be built. Be amazed by full-sized replicas of the Mercury capsule (the first American manned spacecraft), as well as the Gemini capsule and the Apollo Command Module that carried the first humans to the Moon and back.
Public Programmes
Insights Guided Tour

Sat & Sun - 19 & 20 Nov, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Exhibition Entrance, Basement 2


Join Jukka Nurminen, avid aeronautics enthusiast and curator of NASA – A Human Adventure as he shares exclusive details on the making of the exhibition as well as some of his favourite anecdotes from the history of space flights. 

*Complimentary to ticket-holders of NASA - A Human Adventure. Up to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration stickers will be given out five minutes before tour begins at exhibition entrance.
Public Guided Tour

Family Fridays 25 Nov, 3pm - 4pm
Sun 27 Nov, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Exhibition Entrance, Basement 2


Humans are driven to explore the unknown and challenge the boundaries of what we know. Journey through the story of space exploration in this guided tour, as we learn about and celebrate some of the most extraordinary innovations in space technology and scientific achievements that stand up in human history.

*Complimentary to ticket-holders of NASA - A Human Adventure. Up to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration stickers will be given out five minutes before tour begins at exhibition entrance.

Conversations: Dream Space

Saturday, 19 Nov | 2pm
Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4


Moderated by Adam Lyle, Executive Chairman at Padang & Co

Opening our blockbuster exhibition, NASA – A Human Adventure, is a riveting Conversations edition surrounding humanity’s journey of space exploration. Discover how the human journey to space has progressed and transformed through this sharing by scientists, astronauts and space crusaders as we anticipate space travel in the near future. Featuring leading voices within the Southeast Asian space industry, speaking about regional efforts to explore space:

- Bidushi Bhattacharya is a Singaporean rocket scientist who has worked in spacecraft development and operations. She will speak about using space technology for good.

- Lynette Tan will talk about the Singapore Space & Technology Association.

- Izmir Yamin will talk about his pioneering plan to send a rover to the Moon, from Malaysia.

- Venzha Christ from The House Of Natural Fiber will talk about the Indonesian Space Sciences Society.

Join us for this edition of Conversations as we talk about dreaming of space and reaching the dream space!

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*Free. Register in the lobby.
Exhibition Partners

Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is a world-renowned space museum affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, which allows visitors to experience the thrill of space exploration. One of only three museums in the world to display flown spacecraft from all three early manned space programs – Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. The Cosmosphere boasts the largest collection of U.S. space artifacts outside the Smithsonian and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside Moscow. In addition to the Justice Planetarium and Carey IMAX® Theatre, the Cosmosphere hosts tens of thousands of students from all over the world each year in its internationally-acclaimed education programs and summer camps. The Cosmosphere may be best known for its work in spacecraft restoration and replication. In addition to restoring numerous flown spacecraft for the Smithsonian, the Cosmosphere has built highly detailed replicas for museums and the film industry, most notably creating all the props for the movie Apollo 13 starring Tom Hanks.

Website: http://cosmo.org/

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center has hosted over 13 million visitors since opening in 1970. It was established with the support of the citizens of Alabama as an exhibit center for the U.S. Space Program, to tell the story of space exploration. This facility is home to the world’s largest hands-on space technology museum and to the Space Camp programs. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center provides science-based displays and computer-age learning facilities for visitors that include a large number of teachers and students. The USSRC is the official Visitor Information Center for the Marshall Space Flight Center and the official museum for both NASA and the Army. Additionally, the USSRC houses the NASA Marshall Space Flight Centre’s Foundation Educator Resource Centre.

Website: http://rocketcenter.com/

John Nurminen Events B.V: - The producer of NASA – A Human Adventure exhibition

The exhibition NASA – A Human Adventure is produced by John Nurminen Events B.V. The company specializes in developing and producing large-scale touring exhibitions. John Nurminen Events B.V. is a Dutch subsidiary of the Finnish family-owned parent company John Nurminen Oy, established in 1886.

Website: www.johnnurminen.com